The North American Pet Health Insurance Association (NAPHIA) is sponsoring National Pet Health Insurance Month.  I’ve written about pet insurance before and believe that is does play a significant place in the lives of many pets and their families.  I continue to hear of stories where pet insurance allowed the pet owners to make a decision they would not have otherwise been able to afford.

Part of the month long awareness program includes an opportunity for you to submit a story about the impact pet insurance had in your family for the medical needs of your pet(s).  To enter the contest see the NAPHIA website for the guidelines.  Please note the deadline for submissions is September 15, 2010 at 11:59 pm EST.  You could win $1,000 or an iPad.

Or, you could nominate your vet for an educational grant and award of excellence plaque.  Write about a one time encounter, or a life long relationship, with the veterinarian who has shown compassion and medical excellence for your best friend.   See the NAPHIA website for the recommendation requirements.

If you don’t currently have pet insurance consider PurinaCare. Their plans make sense and I believe you get what you pay for with their policies.

Disclaimer: PurinaCare has not asked for my recommendation nor have they offered me any financial compensation for doing so.  My selection comes from extensive research of the products currently on the market.